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What is your favourite motion book?… 

22 deviants said Cap Stone. We still love you Liam!
7 deviants said Milk for the Ugly. Too awesome! And scary. Plus - goat. Goats are cool. And a bit creepy.
7 deviants said Other. As always, your choices stink Sharpy. Where's Star Trek? Hellboy? Come on!!!!
5 deviants said MONO. It's a monkey. And it's a man. It's a monkey-man!
5 deviants said Sherlock Holmes. It's Sherlock Holmes for heaven's sake! And it's Bill Sienkiewicz!!! Come on!!!
4 deviants said MLP - because cute ponies. That move!!!
3 deviants said Treatment. Damn, that's some hardcore shizzle! And - Dave Gibbons! Duh!
3 deviants said Briar Rose. And Rapunzel. That stuff rocks - in a girl but cool way. I'm not affraid to say it!
1 deviant said War in Heaven. Oh man - that stuff is so incredibly EPIC!!!! And scary!!!! Amazing bro.
No deviants said Ugh! Who doesn't love a good light-hearted caveman gag-fest?




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Time, as we often muse, is a fickle friend and deceiver - but also a healer, and a gentle deliverer.
I'm in the last few days of a three week trip to the UK and Ireland. I've not been home for two years, and it was becoming increasingly important - urgent even - that I do so, because I'm blessed. Incredibly blessed. I have a close and loving extensive family on both sides, and an extensive and equally loving circle of friends that stretch the length of the nation.
Last Saturday my sister, Kerry, brought a great number of them together for a surprise party for my wife, Christina's, Birthday. The weather held, everybody who possibly could turned up. They camped, they crashed, they secured hotel rooms - whatever it took. They trained it, drove, cycled or walked. But they came.
One of the best nights of recent years was had. And, as I said, it was brought home to us - again - how blessed we are, and what wonderful friends and family we have.
If this sounds too saccharine for your sweetness-tolerance levels I make no apology. It's a rugged enough weave we wend, and this world is wrought in fear and loathing. I need the unfiltered embrace of honest love to keep me upright and moving steadily forward.
Of America - I will say going back this time will be perhaps the hardest ever. I had thought I wanted to stay there forever, that this many-pronged and tiny island had nothing to offer me. I had grown angry at her for not readily supporting the hopes and grander dreams of myself and my hard-working artistic brethren. I had become disillusioned and somewhat bitter.
But a dear friend said on Saturday that myself and my family were a nexus of a wider community across the country around which so much circled. That we touched and touch many lives - and that is hard to ignore, much as it is humbling and hard to grant credibility. It is also, I realize, a responsibility, and one I should not shirk.
I don't think I'm any kind of nexus in the U.S., not really. I'm a face in a huge creative community, but I'm not any kind of linchpin. In the UK I've always been somewhat at the heart of something, if not directly it's progenitor - though sometimes that too. And I am a gregarious and people-loving man.
So, in summary - I'm going to miss everybody terribly, and there are many of you I did not get to see. It will give me much pause for thought, but it will also give me strength - the same strength I needed when we first took the big step to move West. You see, we were not, ever, running away. We were just in need of adventure.
Big love all. X


Liam Sharp
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Liam Sharp is the co-founder and CCO of Madefire, as well as an artist, writer and publisher.

He made his debut in the late 1980s drawing Judge Dredd for 2000ad. He later moved to Marvel UK, where he drew the best-selling Marvel UK title ever, Death's Head II. Thereafter he began working mainly in the United States on books as diverse as the X-Men, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman, and The Possessed (for DC Comics and Wildstorm), Spawn: The Dark Ages (for Todd McFarlane and Image) and Red Sonja for Dynamite comics.
Liam has also worked on more mature themed books for Verotik, drawing Frank Frazetta's The Death Dealer, and a strip originated by Stan Winston called Realm of the Claw.

In 2004 Liam established MamTor™ Publishing with wife Christina. This saw the launch of the critically acclaimed and award-winning anthology Event Horizon, and the prestigious collaboration with Mother (London) Advertising, Four Feet From a Rat, which appeared as a quarterly comic in Time Out magazine. This led to work on three major advertising campaigns for the Coca-Cola Company, art and design work for Strange Beast, Passion Pictures, Knuckleheads, Shots magazine and Red Arrow Entertainment amongst others.

Liam also worked on designs for the movies Lost in Space, Small Soldiers and the animated series Batman Beyond.

More recent work includes co-creating the controversial DC/Vertigo title Testament with best-selling novelist and media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, the comic adaptation of the seminal XBox game Gears of War for Wildstorm, and the graphic novella Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven for Dark Horse.

Liam's critically acclaimed first novel GOD KILLERS: MACHIVARIUS POINT & OTHER TALES was published in 2008 with a second edition in 2009.

For Madefire he is currently working on an epic personal project that he is co-writing with wife Christina McCormack called Captain Stone is Missing... as well as writing MONO, and co-producing art with Bill Sienkiewicz for a series of Sherlock Holmes stories.

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AronKamo Featured By Owner May 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav, I`m feeling honored!
You have an awesome gallery!!
Napper5565 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning gallery I could fav every piece :) I am an old school 2000ad reader so glad I found you here. Us mere mortals can only aspire to get anywhere near you.
MartinSears70 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Artwork !!!
Tigerfestivals Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It was really cool meeting you at the Big Wow Comicfest. Thanks for signing the comics I bought and answering my questions :)
LiamSharp Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Artist
No problem at all, and nice to meet you too! :-)
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